"Volt Rush", the new video from the San Diego-based trio EARTHLESS, can be seen below. The clip, which is set in EARTHLESS's hometown, as well as neighboring Oceanside, was directed by skateboard/visual artist BB Bastidas and features the famed SoCal skateboarder T-Spliff (a.k.a. Taylor Smith).
"Stoked to present to you the very first EARTHLESS video, directed by artist BB Bastidas," said drummer Mario Rubalcaba. "We were stoked to work with BB on this as he knows our background as a band and our close roots with skateboarding. His art is amazing and he also has a keen natural eye for film. Having Taylor Smith, a.k.a. T-Spliff, in it just makes it even sweeter. He is somewhat of a mythical figure of a skater, an amazing talent but chooses to shred at his own discretion. Those who know, know. This was a blast to be a part of and we hope you enjoy this short, high-energy rocker that cruises around our hometown of San Diego, and local club, The Casbah."
"Volt Rush" is taken from EARTHLESS's new full-length album, "Black Heaven", which was released on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave Catching (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) handling production.
"Black Heaven" marks a shift for the band, with four of the six songs featuring vocals whereas earlier albums only occasionally had vocals.
"It wasn't a premeditated thing to do a record with vocals," said Rubalcaba. "On the older records, Mike was responsible for a lot of the riffs that would start these jams, but on this one Isaiah [Mitchell] really brought his own pizazz and flavor to it. I'd say that's one of the major differences on this album: It has more of Isaiah's input. He took a risk bringing these ideas to us, not knowing if we'd like them. But as with everything we've done in the past, it felt very organic and natural."
"Black Heaven" track listing:
01. Gifted By The Wind 02. End To End 03. Electric Flame 04. Volt Rush 05. Black Heaven 06. Sudden End